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Alerts

2015-2016 Common Application Essay Prompts Just Announced

2015-2016 Common Application Essay Prompts Just Announced

on March 31, 2015 in Alerts, Application Process

Today The Common Application announced the 2015-2016 essay prompts. They provide a lot of opportunity for creative thinking on the part of students, I like them! We are pleased to share the 2015-2016 Essay Prompts with you. New language appears in italics: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful […]

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Deadlines

First Full Length Version of the New PSAT Released

First Full Length Version of the New PSAT Released

on April 1, 2015 in Standardized Tests, Test Deadlines

Jed Applerouth provides an excellent analysis of the new PSAT to be offered to juniors this October 2015. This test will be used to establish National Merit status and is a good preview for all students scheduled to take the new SAT during their junior year.

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Events

Oxbridge Academic Programs Information Session in Seattle

Oxbridge Academic Programs Information Session in Seattle

on January 22, 2015 in Events & Workshops

Oxbridge Academic Programs will be holding an information session in Seattle very soon.  It’s not too late to sign up.  Anyone wishing to learn more about their summer study programs, for students aged 13-18, in England, France, Spain, New York, and Los Angeles, is welcome to attend. To learn more about Oxbridge Academic Programs, please […]

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Applications

Reflections of Denison University President Adam Weinberg on Students, Parents, Institutions, and Pricing

Reflections of Denison University President Adam Weinberg on Students, Parents, Institutions, and Pricing

on December 15, 2014 in Application Process, Selecting Your College

The new president of Denison University, Adam Weinberg, presented at this year’s IECA conference in Florida. His session, “Reflections of a New College President on Students, Parents, Institutions, and Pricing” provided food for thought with regard to the future of higher education. He cited the results of a recent study performed for Denison—college tours all […]

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Heading to college

Tips for Soon-to-be College Freshmen and Their Parents

Tips for Soon-to-be College Freshmen and Their Parents

on June 4, 2013 in Heading to College

Sue Luse, an independent educational consultant, has provided some excellent tips for students heading to college and their families in the IECA blog.

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Paying for college

Comparing Financial and Merit Aid Awards

Comparing Financial and Merit Aid Awards

on March 31, 2015 in Paying for College

Here are some useful tools to help you compare your award letters from colleges: Award Letter Comparison Tool Advanced Award Letter Comparison Tool College Board Comparison Tool    

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Admissions

Update from Oregon State University

Update from Oregon State University

on February 27, 2015 in Admissions Process

Jarrod Larsen, the Seattle area representative for Oregon State University, provided an update on Oregon State University and answered questions regarding new programs and admissions. Here are some highlights: At OSU, both the College of Engineering and the College of Business provide GPA and course requirements online for future majors and all students who meet […]

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Career Tips

Landing That First Job

Landing That First Job

on March 24, 2015 in Career Advice

Lisa Bleich provides an excellent summary of a job-search presentation by Jenny-Lynn Ciappa, a senior VP at Hawthorne Search.

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